Stop Asking Salsa DJs to Play Timba. Start Asking Them to Play This, Instead

Casino dancers often complain that “timba” music, which they have come to associate with casino dancing, does not get played at salsa dancing events. Stories abound of casino dancers asking salsa DJs–successfully or not–to play timba. But what about the other Cuban music that we are not asking DJs to play? This piece invites you to ponder a bit more deeply on this.